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Startup Grind Chicago Hosts Rishi Shah (ContextMedia)

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Rishi Shah, ContextMedia

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Rishi U. Shah, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of ContextMedia, is a successful media and technology entrepreneur. Rishi started ContextMedia in 2006 to help patients with chronic diseases live healthier through contextually relevant media services. The company’s Digital-out-of-Home networks and mobile media offerings are now used by over a million patients monthly and the firm’s clients include more than half of the 20 largest pharmaceutical companies. Rishi advises several early stage companies and serves as a mentor for Chicago’s technology start-up incubator, Excelerate Labs. He is the past founder of the Northwestern Business Review, and he was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a member of their 40-Under-40 class in 2009. Rishi has also founded several non-profit initiatives at the intersection of youth, education and media including the Urban-Suburban Domestic Exchange Initiative, a program sponsored by the Gates foundation to facilitate cross-school interaction.

Agenda

6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By Tom Denison, Chicago Chapter Director

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Tom's passion is mentoring, advising, funding and founding tech startups. Like many, his digital experience started with a glamorous yet struggling internet startup, but blossomed into strategy and business development with some of the most recognized digital powerhouses. He has also nurtured and made profitable a top 200 internet retailer. Today, he is the Founder of Funl, a collection of savvy digital marketing experts who “Provide the expertise and resources needed to drive a large, loyal and profitable customer base.”
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